We love our Lightweight Raglan Pullover in Linen Quill, but for summer, we love it even more in beautiful Cattail Silk… as light and gentle as a warm breeze!

Lightweight Raglan Pullover in Cattail Silk | Purl Soho

The charm of this sweater is in the details: sweet cording stitch edges, gently curved bottom hems, and a graceful drape. Knit in the round from the bottom up with a raglan shoulder, this free pattern achieves a rare blend of challenge and simplicity that will equally engage beginners and old pros.

Lightweight Raglan Pullover in Cattail Silk | Purl Soho

Whether your summer plans include stargazing, strawberry picking, or subway commuting, embrace simplicity with this subtly detailed warm-weather knit. It’s hard to imagine a sweeter sweater!

Lightweight Raglan Pullover in Cattail Silk | Purl Soho

UPDATE: NEW COLORS

January 2022
Lightweight Raglan Pullover in Cattail Silk | Purl Soho

Whether it’s your first sweater or fiftieth, casting on with something special makes the knitting special. And when it comes to our Lightweight Raglan Pullover in Linen Quill, the mix of fine highland wool, alpaca, and linen ensure every stitch of this sweater is a thrill, no matter how many times you’ve knit it. See our two new versions here!

Originally designed by Purl Soho designer, Laura Ferguson.

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Materials

Lightweight Raglan Pullover in Cattail Silk | Purl Soho
  • 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) (4, 4, 4, 4) skeins of Purl Soho’s Cattail Silk, 100% silk. Each skein is approximately 618 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 1220 (1360, 1505, 1650, 1800) (1940, 2070, 2200, 2335) yards required. We used the color Rabbit Ear Pink (no longer available).
  • US 4 (3.5 mm), 32- or 40-inch circular needles, depending on size you are making
  • US 4, 16-inch circular needles
  • A set of US 4 double pointed needles
  • Stitch markers, including one unique
  • Stitch holders or scrap yarn

GAUGE

28 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

SIZES

NOTE: For help picking the correct size, visit our Understanding Ease + Selecting Your Size Tutorial.

32 (36, 40, 44, 48) (52, 56, 60, 64)

To fit actual chest circumference of 28-31 (32-35, 36-39, 40-43, 44-47) (48-51, 52-55, 56-59, 60-63) inches, with 1-4 inches of ease

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48) (52, 56, 60, 64) inches
  • Finished Length from Shoulder to Bottom Edge of Back: 22¾ (23¼, 23½, 23¾, 24) (24¼, 24¾, 25¼, 25¾) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Bottom Edge (measured at side): 10½ (10½, 10¼, 10, 9¾) (9¾, 10, 10¼, 10½) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Cuff: 16¾ (16¾, 17, 17½, 17¾) (17¾, 17¾, 18, 18¼) inches
Lightweight Raglan Pullover in Cattail Silk | Purl Soho

SAMPLE: The sample pictured here is size 36 inches, modeled with 4 inches of ease.

PATTERN

For the free pattern, please visit our original Lightweight Raglan Pullover story!

Lightweight Raglan Pullover in Cattail Silk | Purl Soho

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